I hope the ideas in this post help with what you’re looking for. You can also find dozens more of my favorite farewell gift ideas here, in the farwell section of my gift guide page.
Rose petals scattered across a windshield for a fond farewell
I ran across this list of ways to say goodbye to a boss or coworker. It’s kinda nice.
Give them something to remember the company by
Give them something to remember the workplace by
Give them something they can put to use at their next job
Give them something to mark their contribution
And, of course, I have to embellish with a few suggestions of my own.
The good luck garden,
Pencil sharpener from here, made from a solid block of aluminium
Your own mini documentary of the office, complete with interviews of coworkers saying goodbye (do you like the print? I found it here). You can also take photos of everyone at the beginning of the party, and send a willing participant to sneak off and have them developed and slid in to a nice album to give a very surprised recipient by the end of the party.
One very perfect letter opener (easy to engrave)
A place to jot all their new plans
Pens from Cursive New York for jotting them with
A reminder of how long they’ve been around
or of where they’ve been and where they’re going (via here)
A subscription to the Card Society (found here), to give them a fond reminder once a month
UPDATE: I love these custom cookies, made to order to look like the face of the guest of honor. Get a several of these made and say something witty like, “we’re really going to miss seeing your face around here.”
UPDATE: Also love these personalized wall murals. They’re so affordable.